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Brown Says Calif. Guard Border Mission Will Receive Federal Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown also noted the troops won't be at the border to enforce immigration law.
Posted at 11:06 PM, Apr 18, 2018

California will deploy National Guard troops to the southern border, with one major caveat.

Gov. Jerry Brown mobilized 400 troops to "combat criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers."

But more importantly, Brown's order does not allow California guardsmen to "enforce immigration laws or participate in the construction of any new border barrier."

Brown and President Donald Trump had been trading criticisms in the last few days over the border mission.

Brown noted the federal government will fund the mission.